Director of Clinical Informatics

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Director of Clinical Informatics for the first shift at UC Health. This is a hybrid role and some work will be able to be done from home, as long as you live in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky while employed.

The Director of Informatics will support UC Health, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at


Under the oversight of the Chief Health Information Officer, the Director of Clinical Informatics is responsible for applying strategic insight and innovatively guiding the operations of the Clinical Informatics team. The position is responsible for developing the overall expert direction, coordination and evaluation of clinical workflows as related to the functionality and optimization of clinical technology applications with the goal of delivering evidence-based, best practice informatics solutions to improve quality and patient safety. The Director works collaboratively with the CHIO, Information Services & Technology (IS&T), and other multidisciplinary leaders to establish short- and long-term goals and implementation approaches that support UC Health's strategic plan and Mission to Advance Healing and Reduce Suffering.
  • Provides visionary leadership with commitment to informatics principles and UC Health's strategic mission.
  • Collaborates as an integral and active contributor to the planning, design, development, integration, implementation, and evaluation of clinical technology applications.
  • Evaluates organizational compliance regarding the regulation and expectations of informatics-related requirements, specifically for Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER), and as dictated by CMS, JC, ODH, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Represents UC Health at local, state, and national levels through involvement in professional informatics associations and organizations.
  • Designs and implements prioritization model for informatics-related requests.
  • Develops and evaluates departmental annual budget.
  • Understands the regulatory expectations, expected benefits, and the alignment of ROI of informatics expenditure to value based care.
  • Manages direct reports to include, but not limited to interviewing, hiring, training, developing of goals and expectations, conducting performance reviews, salary administration, corrective actions, and terminations.
  • Implements system strategies to improve and/or maintain positive department culture and engagement in alignment with the UC Health Strategic Goals.
  • Participates with organizational teams in defining and identifying metrics necessary to measure change and promote data-driven improvement across the continuum of patient care.
  • Promotes best practices of informatics to maximize efficiency of clinical technology systems and support evidence-based practice.
  • Directs the development and evaluation of standard clinical workflows within clinical technology applications to support evidence based best practice and standardized approach to clinical care among the interdisciplinary team.
  • Establishes effective relationships with clinical improvement teams, IS&T, and data and analytics team, and partners to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement within clinical technology applications.
  • Communicates information/outcomes regarding system issues and/or patient populations to appropriate individuals or groups and provides direction to facilitate/coordinate the progress of patient groups along the continuum of care to achieve expected outcomes based on established guidelines or protocols; identifies variation in care delivery.
  • Collaborates with medical staff, health system operational teams, and associated care process models on hospital and system-wide committees.
  • Performs needs assessment and gap analysis as needed to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Ensures informatics competencies of clinical informatics team based on Scope and Standards of Practice of respective discipline.
  • Empowers staff to participate in decision making through shared governance.
  • Maintains, supports, and encourages others with their professional development.
  • Conducts education and training to clinical informatics team and interdisciplinary teams as needed related to informatics expertise.
  • Participates in development of orientation structure and plan for incoming informatics team members.


  • Master's Degree required.
  • Preferred field of study: Nursing, Informatics, Information Management or related from an accredited school of nursing or other discipline.
  • DNP or PhD in Nursing/Informatics or related field preferred.
  • Board Certification in Informatics (American Nurses Credentialing Center-Nursing Informatics or CPHIMS) required.
  • Epic Certification preferred.
  • Current RN license to practice in the State of Ohio or other related healthcare discipline licensure as appropriate preferred.
  • Six plus years Clinical or Healthcare environment related experience required.
  • Six plus years Informatics or Information Systems experience required.
  • Three plus years Leadership/Management experience preferred.

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